Title

Comparison of Full-scale and Bench-scale Biological Nitrogen Removal Kinetics on a Wastewater Treatment Facility Biomass

Abstract

Full-scale and bench-scale tests were performed on an operating wastewater treatment facility to define kinetics for nitrogen removal. The facility uses a bionutrient removal system designed to remove nitrogen and phosphorus. This research report investigates full-scale biokinetic data to determine actual nitrification and denitrification rates and bench-scale biokinetic data to estimate the kinetic parameters associated with documented kinetic models. Furthermore, the tests were performed at two solids retention times (SRTs) to compare baseline operating conditions with those designed to simulate a greater overall flowrate through the facility. This report includes independent evaluation of nitrification and denitrification rates from full-scale operating data specific to the process basins, of kinetic relationships for continuous flow bench-scale tests and of kinetic relationships for batch bench-scale tests. Also included in this report is an evaluation of the limitations of bench-scale and full-scale testing procedures.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1990

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Dietz, John D.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Degree Program

Environmental Engineering

Format

Print

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic

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